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if a clothing dryer is located outside, you don't need an exhaust hose?

a small roof was install outside on the side of my house for washing machine and dryer. since the dryer is located outside and is about 18 inches away from the wall, is not necessary for me to install air exhaust hose on the dryer?

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  • hart
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    not at all ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • 1 month ago

    You need to vent exhaust away from the dryer or your intake will be sucking in exhaust heavy with humidity.  That means much longer drying time.

  • 1 month ago

    I would say, No, you don't NEED a dryer exhaust on in an outdoor installation. 

    Howsoever, you say the dryer is located next to a wall. Know that without a proper exhaust hose, moisture will likely accumulate behind the dryer as will a bunch of dryer lint for you to clean.

  • 1 month ago

    correct you don't 

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  • 1 month ago

    No vent required.  

  • drip
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Check the building codes on your area.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, you still need an exhaust hose because the lint will build up by the dryer if you don't, and it's an EXTREME fire hazard if it does. 

  • 1 month ago

    Personally I'd want to get all that moisture away from directly behind the machine.  I'd worry about premature rusting.  It costs less than ten bucks for a hose.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not necessary for the proper operation of the dryer - - - but consider that even with 18 inches clearances from the wall, you are venting a lot of moisture and lint against it.

  • T C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That is correct...

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